Grateful Dead Live at Bayfront Center Arena on 1988-10-15
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Turn On Your Lovelight, E: U.S. Blues
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- 2004-07-06 10:56:49
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Bayfront Center Arena
Subject: One of my favorite shows
Subject: Certainly an Unique Setlist and a Virile, Manly Performance
Anyways, the majority of the show will be heard on the crowd roaring but remote AUD with parts of the second set on the better recording.
1st Set: Surprise! the band has entered town and ain't leavin til they play four sets of "Music." Well, hopefully they're all not like this perfunctory, by the books number that segues into a straight-ahead "Sugaree" in the middle of the jammy. Some Jerry twills, but nothing our of the ordinary. "Blow Away" is the first solid effort of the evening, not for the song's presentation but for the energy offered on the outro. It sets up nicely for a steamin "Walkin." Now they're playing music - even "Push" semi-crackles tonight. Is that sparkling fairy dust Brent is sprinkling on the crowd during a solid "Queen Jane?" We can hear "Tennessee" a mile away during the twenty second tuning space. It's got sing-alongs and clarity making it a good time. During "Let" Around 4:45 the band releases some pent up energy because everyone's plugging in notes and electrifying the crowd...not a subtle perf in any way but hard-charging.
2nd Set: The creeping sounds of a malelovent death precede a "Saturday?" When's the last time it's opened Any set? It's solid and good-times all-around...but how odd?! Capably, the band settles in for a generic "Crazy" with little jammy. Stop/Start with "Playing" Unlike 'Crazy' where Jerry's patience was a detriment, he unloads a flurry of well-placed notes allowing others, namely Brent to fill in the gaps. Decent momentum pushes us towards our alright "UJB." A cavalcade of noises irrespectful of tonal intent, greet us throughout "Drums/Space." The energy and synth spectrum heading into "Truckin" is a momentum builder. Plenty of energy, a a line flub or two, epitomize this version...I always dig when Jerry booms low in his harmonizing. What is that melody apparent in the vocal outro of "Truckin" (5:20's) This chaotic burst of music is quite overwhelming...as if the thunderous noise too much for this quality of the recorded speakers... That unsubtle stomping is a little over-the-top "Smokestack." Why even attempt something delicate like a "Stella" when a 'Miracle' better fits the this moments temperment. However, the surging climb up the stairs during the 8's make it all worthwhile...doesn't explode into epiphany but instead settles for a strong bursting "Lovelite."
A loud stampeding "US Blues" closes out these festivities.
At a carnival, those who enjoy pounding emerging cylinders with a round hammer would get a kick out of this show.
3 1/4 star
Subject: Grab video off Furthur
**OOPS THE VIDEO IS FROM NEXT NIGHT 16TH.**
4 SHOW COOL SET LIST.
Subject: Shame About the Sound
Subject: OK, I'm listening to it again and it's not THAT terrible, but...
Walt (VA Beach)
Subject: Nothing personal, but these are awful audience recordings
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